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I believe my first trial of Baron Barclay plastic cards was an unlucky one. The cards I tried to use shed ink particles all over the machine. I had to clean it multiple times on one set of boards.

Here on the ship I've replaced a half dozen decks of Baron Barclay cards that had shed ink to a degree that the faces started getting recognition errors, causing a “Duplicate Card” stop. The replacements are fine new paper-based Baron Barclay cards.

Hopefully I encountered a one-time manufacturing problem that has since been corrected. They were great about taking my return.
Dec. 22, 2019
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The best I've ever seen are the new(ish) ACBL all-plastic cards – especially if you use a Playbridge Dealer4 machine.

I wrote a review of them on the Bridgemojo site here: https://bridgemojo.com/feature/acbl-plastic-cards

I've had nightmarish experiences with other plastic cards.

The current crop of pasteboard cards are really good, but have to be replaced quite often if you want to maintain a quality playing experience.
Dec. 20, 2019
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Karen, do all four directors use the same Windows login credentials?

(If not, there might be a file permissions issue.)
Dec. 1, 2019
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Only Instagram @mojobridge
Nov. 29, 2019
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:) No I moved away in 1980 before taking up bridge.
Nov. 29, 2019
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Thanks Jane! I grew up in Memphis, and went to the spring NABC this year. I didn't visit Lightman (though I did have dinner at Pete & Sams). I wish the web site had some pictures.

I'm inclined to avoid Formica table tops. My experience with them has been slippery and difficult to pick up cards. Great if covered with a felt though.
Nov. 29, 2019
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Those are impressive, thank you!
Nov. 29, 2019
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Those Stakmore tables are attractive. I'm going to try to avoid folding tables except for overflow, unless something really sharp comes along.
Nov. 28, 2019
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Ellis, I visited South Orange County last week and took some pictures of the facility and furnishings. I'll enjoy seeing if I can find those chairs.
Nov. 28, 2019
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Perfect for the Church of Bridge. :)
Nov. 28, 2019
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Let me ask this:

Is there a reason to get tables with legs on the corners rather than restaurant style tables with a single middle post?
Nov. 27, 2019
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Those look really good.
Nov. 27, 2019
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Not a bit surprised about the good chairs. Maybe I can come close – or plan an upgrade in a few years. :/
Nov. 27, 2019
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If bridge clubs were franchised, we'd be buying from the same suppliers, same designers, and passing inspections. We're on our own, and here I am. :) It's also why I've spent the last eight months visiting bridge clubs.

Restaurant suppliers might be a good starting point for square tables and comfortable chairs. Any suggestions?

I dare say most of us rely on whatever chairs come with the room we get to use, and put up folding tables when we need to. (I know, I have a big stack of MECO tables in my garage.)
Nov. 27, 2019
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Those are all good details. Jeff was very generous with his time at Honors, and I enjoyed visiting last month. (Even took first overall in an open afternoon game.)

But I'm still looking for table and chair sources. :)
Nov. 27, 2019
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Truly.
Nov. 27, 2019
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Not yet. I'm just starting to explore it. I'm looking forward to suggesting it for new students in the coming year. I'm coming out of hibernation in January with new classes.
Nov. 27, 2019
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(Sorry to be off-topic, I don't mean to start a password management discussion here.)
Nov. 27, 2019
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All: Be careful about the password you use with best ebridge.

They limit passwords to “6-12 characters, letters and numbers only.” That limits the password space to an easily crackable set using brute-force algorithms.

Worse, when you sign up, they send you your password in clear text by email, which means they're likely not doing any of the accepted one-way password encryption, and may be storing the passwords in plain text in their database. (I haven't tested their password reset feature. If they send you your existing password by email, that's a red flag.)

None of this is horribly important *as long as you use a unique password* for best e-bridge. Create a password here that you do not use anywhere else.

(I manage my passwords with Lastpass – all large, unique, and random.)

Mojo
Nov. 27, 2019
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I give out used decks to all my students in Bridge 1.
Nov. 18, 2019
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